Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus: price, features, cameras, and everything you need to know

The Samsung Galaxy S24 and Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S24 (middle) and Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus (left, right) (Image credit: Samsung)

Samsung has officially lifted the lid on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus, with the new plus-sized smartphone having been unveiled – alongside the Samsung Galaxy S24 and Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra – at the first Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event of 2024. They're also all out now.

You'll find our full verdict on Samsung's latest Plus-sized model in our Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus review, but if you’re after a quick, bird’s-eye overview of the new phone, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we break down everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus, from its price and availability to specs and features. 

If you’re interested in learning how the Galaxy S24 Plus stacks up against its siblings, check out our Samsung Galaxy S24 vs Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra comparisons.

Latest news

The Samsung Galaxy S24 line is out now. Check out our Samsung Galaxy S24 review, Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus review and Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review for our thoughts on all three devices.

Plus, Samsung has now started rolling out the first update for these phones, adding a vividness slider and improving the cameras.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus: specs

Here’s an at-a-glance look at the key Samsung Galaxy S24 specs boasted by the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus and Galaxy S24 Ultra.

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Galaxy S24Galaxy S24 PlusGalaxy S24 Ultra
Dimensions:147 x 70.6 x 7.6mm158.5 x 75.9 x 7.7mm162.3 x 79.0 x 8.6mm
Frame:Enhanced Armor AluminumEnhanced Armor AluminumTitanium
Display:6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 2,600-nit peak brightness6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 2,600-nit peak brightness6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 2,600-nit peak brightness
Resolution: FHD+QHD+QHD+
Refresh rate:1Hz-120Hz variable1Hz-120Hz variable1Hz-120Hz variable
Chipset:Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy / Exynos 2400Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy / Exynos 2400Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
Rear cameras: 50MP f/1.8 main, 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide, 10MP f/2.4 telephoto (3x)50MP f/1.8 main, 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide, 10MP f/2.4 telephoto (3x)200MP f/1.7 wide, 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide, 50MP f/3.4 periscope (5x), 10MP f/2.4 telephoto (3x)
Front camera: 12MP f/2.212MP f/2.212MP f/2.2
Storage:128GB, 256GB256GB, 512GB256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Battery: 4,000mAh4,900mAh5,000mAh
Charging: 25W wired, 15W wireless45W wired, 15W wireless45W wired, 15W wireless

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus: price and availability

  • Out now
  • Starts at $999 / £999 / AU$1,699

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus was announced at Samsung’s latest Galaxy Unpacked event on January 17 and all three new devices began shipping on January 31, so they're out now.

Pricing for the Galaxy S24 Plus starts at $999 / £999 / AU$1,699 for the base configuration (12GB RAM / 256GB storage), and rises to $1,119.99 / £1,099 / AU$1,899 for the model with 12GB RAM / 512GB storage.

If you're interested, you can see our best Galaxy S24 deals page for a roundup of the current best deals.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus: colors

The Galaxy S24 (middle) and Galaxy S24 Plus (left, right) (Image credit: Samsung)
  • Available in Amber Yellow, Cobalt Violet, Marble Gray and Onyx Black
  • Additional color options expected post-release

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus is available in four colors: Amber Yellow, Cobalt Violet, Marble Gray and Onyx Black. Three more color options – Sapphire Blue, Sandstone Orange and Jade Green – will become available for the new phone at a later date through exclusively. 

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus: design and display

  • More durable Enhanced Armor Aluminum frame
  • 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED 2X display

On the design front, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus looks a lot like its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus, though it does have slightly flatter edges and narrower bezels (it follows the lead of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 in that respect). 

The new phone’s new QHD+ display is a touch larger, too, measuring 6.7 inches against the Galaxy S23 Plus’ 6.6-inch screen (taking the S24 Plus’ overall measurements to 158.5 x 75.9 x 7.7mm), and it also boasts a (supposedly) more durable Enhanced Armor Aluminum frame.

That new 6.65-inch screen size plays host to a dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a variable 1-120Hz refresh rate. The Galaxy S23 Plus, by contrast, uses a 48-120Hz refresh rate.

The Galaxy S24 Plus also gets a peak brightness of 2,600 nits, which marks a hefty increase over its predecessor’s 1,205-nit peak brightness.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus: cameras

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus hands on camera closeup

The Galaxy S24 Plus' triple-lens rear camera array (Image credit: Future | Alex Walker-Todd)
  • Similar camera hardware to the S23 Plus
  • But offers more AI-powered editing tricks

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus retains its predecessor’s 50MP wide lens (f/1.8), 12MP ultra-wide lens (f/2.2), 10MP telephoto lens (f/2.4, 3x optical zoom), and 12MP selfie camera (f/2.2) – but it does boast some neat new AI-powered capabilities over the Galaxy S23 Plus.

In a similar manner to Google’s best Pixel phones, the Galaxy S24 Plus lets you move or remove people and objects in photos and instantly make slo-motion videos using AI, with tools like Generative Edit and Instant Slow-Mo also on hand to provide more scope for photographic creativity.

The new Plus gets the same video capabilities as the Galaxy S24 and S24 Ultra – meaning you can shoot in up to 8K at 30fps – and Samsung’s iPhone-beating Portrait mode returns from the S23 Plus, too (as do features including Astrophoto, Astro Hyperlapse and Super HDR selfie video).

For more details, check out our breakout article looking at the Samsung Galaxy S24 cameras

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus: performance & software

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra ray tracing

All Galaxy S24 models, not just the Galaxy S24 Ultra (above), have ray tracing support (Image credit: Samsung)
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset in the US, Exynos 2400 elsewhere
  • Both chipsets facilitate new AI-enhanced assistance

The chipset powering the Galaxy S24 Plus will depend on the region in which you buy the phone. Those in the US will get a Galaxy-tuned version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, while those in Europe and other regions will get Samsung’s Exynos 2400 chipset.

Given that Samsung’s Exynos-powered Galaxy S22 phones were noticeably less powerful than their Snapdragon-equipped US equivalents, this news might understandably concern anyone who qualifies for the Exynos 2400 instead of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. But fear not! This time around, we’re confident that the gap between the two chips is much slimmer than before. 

Sure, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will inevitably edge the Exynos 2400 when it comes to on-paper benchmark scores. But early results promise similarly impressive real-world performance from the latter chipset, so we don’t suspect there’ll be much in it this year.

Elsewhere on the performance front, a larger vapor chamber means the Galaxy S24 Plus boasts much better heat dissipation than its predecessor, and the new phone also gets ray tracing support (might the Galaxy S24 Plus be one of the best gaming phones of 2024?).

Live Translate on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus

Live Translate on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus (Image credit: Samsung)

The real ace in the hole for the Galaxy S24 Plus, though, is its AI capabilities. Irrespective of which chipset the phone ships with, the S24 Plus offers a whole host of helpful AI tricks (under the banner term 'Galaxy AI') that Samsung believes give it the edge over comparably priced handsets. 

Among the new features are Live Translate – i.e. real-time two-way call translation – Note Assist, Chat Assist, Tone Tweak and Circle to Search. We’ll be taking these features for a spin as we test the Galaxy S24 Plus for review.

Beyond AI, on the software front the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus runs Android 14 with Samsung's One UI 6.1 overlay. It has already had a software update too, which adds a vividness slider for the display and improves the camera performance.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus: battery

  • Uses a 4,900mAh battery

The Galaxy S24 Plus uses a 4,900mAh battery, which marks a 200mAh increase over the S23 Plus’ 4,700mAh battery. That said, we’re not expecting the new phone to offer significantly better real-world battery life than its predecessor. 

In our testing, we found that the Galaxy S23 Plus could comfortably last for almost two days, so we’re anticipating something similar from the Galaxy S24 Plus. We’ll confirm as much in our upcoming review of the phone. 

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus: outlook

Minor upgrades on paper might not make the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus seem that compelling in the face of others on our best Android phones list. But a tweaked design and an injection of AI abilities could mean the S24 Plus becomes more than the sum of its parts. 

Expect the Galaxy S24 Plus to be the phone to get if you're not into the Galaxy S24 Ultra but want a little more screen space and sharpness over the standard S24. 

Axel Metz
Senior Staff Writer

Axel is a London-based Senior Staff Writer at TechRadar, reporting on everything from the latest Apple developments to newest movies as part of the site's daily news output. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion. 

Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned an NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.